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Ellacombe, John Lawrence Wemyss

Date of birth:
February 28th, 1920 (Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia)
Date of death:
May 11th, 2004
Service number:
43031
Nationality:
Rhodesian (1924-1964, British Protectorate)

Biography

23 Mar 1940: Act Plt Off (P)
13 Jul 1940: Plt Off (P)
20 Sep 1940: Plt Off
13 Jul 1941: Fg Off (WS)
13 Jul 1942: Flt Lt (WS)
13 Jul 1942: (T) Sqn Ldr
12 Nov 1946 [1 Sep 1945]: Flt Lt
1 Jul 1949: Sqn Ldr
1 Jul 1955: Wg Cdr
23 May 1960: Act Gp Capt
1 Jan 1961: Gp Capt
1 Jul 1968: A/Cdre

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Flight Lieutenant
Unit:
No. 151 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
April 7th, 1942
Citation:
"This officer is a keen-and courageous fighter pilot. Although he was severely wounded in the Battle of Britain, Flight Lieutenant Ellacombe immediately resumed operational flying upon recovery. He has carried out numerous flights by night in all weather conditions and he has destroyed 2 and probably destroyed a further 2 enemy aircraft.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Squadron Leader
Unit:
No. 487 (RNZAF) Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
December 29th, 1944
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

Second DFC awarded as a bar.
Rank:
Air Commodore
Awarded on:
June 13th, 1970
Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)

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